D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

June 2013 Entries

Thoughts on Build 2013

And so another Build conference has come to an end. Below are my thoughts/perspectives on various aspects of the event. I’ll do a separate blog post on my thoughts of the Build message for developers. The Good Moscone center was a great venue for Build! Easy to get around, easy to get to, and well maintained, it was a very comfortable conference venue. Yeah, the free swag was nice. Build has built up an expectation that attendees will always get something; it’ll be interesting to see how Microsoft ......

Build 2013–Keynote Thoughts

Some thoughts on the Build 2013 keynote. They Listened to Feedback while Keeping to their Plans I am one of the people in the “bring back the start menu” camp. I want my start menu. I *like* my start menu. Microsoft heard that and put it back, fantastic. But they implemented it in a way that still pushes the Windows 8 UI – and I’m actually pretty happy with it. When you hit the Start menu, you get the live-tiles displayed overlaying the desktop. But you can also swipe from the bottom to get the “all-applications” ......

BUILD 2013 - Microsoft Set to Unveil It’s Reinvention

Some thoughts as we head into BUILD this week… This week in San Francisco Microsoft will be hosting the BUILD conference. They’ll be talking up Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue), more Azure, some Windows Phone, XBox, Office 365… actually, they told us on the original BUILD announcement site what we’d be seeing: While looking at this, consider a recent article from The Verge that talks about the speculation of a huge shake up at Microsoft . From the article: All Things D quotes one insider as saying they're ......

Yona Shtern, CEO of Beyond the Rack, Speaking at ICTAM Breakfast June 12

ICTAM has a fantastic breakfast meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 12th! If you’re interested in startup culture, e-commerce, and hot breakfasts, definitely consider checking it out! Note that there’s a cost for the event. Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Location: The Fairmont Winnipeg, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba Time: 7:30am – 9:15am Cost: ICTAM Members - $40.00 / Non-Members - $80.00 (includes hot breakfast) Details and Registration: http://ictam.olasoft.com/vi... ......